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April 9, 2024

Get Trump Out of Your Uterus

If you are a woman, or even a fair minded man you have to be aware that it was Donald J. Trump who did away with Roe v. Wade. It was this man, and this man alone who has created hardship for women across America. “After 50 years of failure, with nobody coming even close, I was able to kill Roe v. Wade, much to the ‘shock’ of everyone,”–Donald J. Trump. It was Trump along with the aid of Moscow Mitch McConnell who packed the Supreme Court with anti abortion pro life judges. First they stole a Supreme Court seat from Barack Obama after Antonin Scalia died by saying let the people decide during the upcoming election which was 10 months away. He filled that seat with Justice Neil Gorsuch who lied his ass off during his senate approval hearing. Then after Ruth Bader Ginsburg died only a month before the next election McConnell abandoned his former stand on let the people decide by rushing a hearing on Justice Amy Coney Barrett who also led her ass off about her stand on Roe v. Wade. In the interim Trump appointed Brett Kavanaugh another Justice who lied his ass off during his senate hearing.

The question is where did this stand of so-called prolife people come from? If you listen to them talk you would believe that is came straight from God, or at least from the Bible. Alas, no matter how hard I look I can find no such passage that bans abortion. The only thing that I could find were these passages from the Book of Numbers: “And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people. And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.”--Numbers 5:27, 28. In other words this is a form of trial by ordeal, and is a form of abortion. The whole ordeal also demonstrates the male bias in the Bible.

In 1968, Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of evangelicalism, organized a conference with the Christian Medical Society to discuss the morality of abortion. This is what they concluded, “Whether the performance of an induced abortion is sinful we are not agreed,” the statement read, “but about the necessity of it and permissibility for it under certain circumstances we are in accord.” When the Roe decision was handed down, W. A. Criswell, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and sometime president of the Southern Baptist Convention, issued a statement praising the ruling. “I have always felt that it was only after a child was born and had a life separate from its mother that it became an individual person,” Criswell declared, “and it has always, therefore, seemed to me that what is best for the mother and for the future should be allowed.”

According to Paul Weyrich, a conservative activist and architect of the Religious Right, the movement started in the 1970s in response to attempts on the part of the Internal Revenue Service to rescind the tax-exempt status of whites-only segregation academies (many of them church sponsored) and Bob Jones University because of its segregationist policies. Among those affected was Jerry Falwell, who referred to the civil rights movement as “civil wrongs” and who had opened his own segregation academy in 1967. The IRS actions against racially segregated institutions, not abortion, is what mobilized evangelical activists in the 1970s, and they directed their ire against a fellow evangelical, Jimmy Carter, in the run-up to the 1980 presidential election.

Weyrich’s genius, however, lay in his understanding that racism — the defense of racial segregation — was not likely to energize grassroots evangelical voters. So he, Falwell and others deftly flipped the script. Instead of the Religious Right mobilizing in defense of segregation, evangelical leaders in the late 1970s decried government intrusion into their affairs as an assault on religious freedom, thereby writing a page for the modern Republican Party playbook, used shamelessly in the Hobby Lobby and the Masterpiece Cakeshop cases.

Weyrich’s savvy sleight-of-hand conveniently failed to acknowledge that tax exemption is a form of public subsidy and that, pursuant to the Brown decision of 1954, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Green v. Connally ruling of 1971, the government has every right to stipulate that tax-exempt public institutions not engage in racial exclusion.

Now, Trump claims that abortion should be left to the states. Does this mean that a woman living in Texas has different needs than a woman living in Massachusetts, or that a woman living in Illinois has different needs than a woman living in Florida? This is insanity, but to be perfectly clear Donald Trump’s real agenda is a total national ban on abortion. This is what he tells his most ardent supporters. No, politics and religion have no place in a woman’s decision about her own body. Rather these are decisions to be made between a woman and her medical professional.

So, the only way to get Donald Trump out of your uterus is to vote for Joe Biden and other pro choice members of the Democratic party.

March 14, 2024

Are You Better Off Today than You Were 4 Years Ago?

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 7:08 pm

This is the question Republicans like Katie Britt. and Elise Stefanik have asked voters? What! Are you out of your freakin’ minds. Above are pictures of New York City from 2020. On the left is Times Square. Do you notice anything different about it? No one was there. On the right is a picture of make shift morgues set up to handle the explosion of deaths during the pandemic. We had bread lines, and Covid test lines set up all over the country. Meanwhile, then President Donald J. Trump was debating whether, or not it was appropriate for people to wear masks, or get vaccinated. Oh, but Trump had a solution. Why not drink or inject bleach as a disinfectant to deal with the virus, but instead of dealing with the outbreak Trump engaged in the blame game. First he called it the Chinese flu, then he blamed NIAID Director Anthony Fauci as the cause of the virus.

Meanwhile the economy was in shambles. So, Trump had to make a decision. He opened everything up in a last ditch effort to save his failing economy. The GDP dropped to its lowest levels since the Great Depression, and unemployment rose to 6.4%. Donald Trump was as big a failure as president as he had been as a business man where went bankrupt 6 times. Are you kidding Katie? Are you kidding Elise?

March 10, 2024

America Sucks, America Sucks, Ameri

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 2:32 pm

Oops! I’m sorry I interrupted a Trump rally. This is the type of insane rhetoric you hear at Trump rallies. This and crooked Joe Biden, or Joe Biden is the worst president ever. In fact, those on the right never have a good word to say about President Biden. If you watch Fox news you would think we were in a recession, and there was a crime wave sweeping the nation, even though President Biden has the strongest economy in the last 50 years, and crime is down. However this is what Trump supporters, of a 91 count indicted man who is the agreed upon worst president ever, and the biggest liar of all time, have to say. This is what you can expect from a Donald Trump second term:

  • He will end Obamacare
  • He would institute a total abortion ban
  • He would purge thousands of civil servants, and install Trump loyalists
  • He would end all talk about Climate Change
  • He would weaken the EPA
  • He would end the war in Ukraine by turning the country over to Vladimir Putin
  • Give police free reign to do as they please without consequences
  • Cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • Pass new tax cuts for the wealthy
  • Trump would raise taxes on everyone by the use of a 10% tariff on all imports

These are just a few of the radical changes that Trump would institute if he ever sets foot in the White House again. Vote for Democrats to stop him and his Nazi cohorts.

February 14, 2024

Donald Trump’s Accomplishments vs. Joe Biden’s Accomplishments

Filed under: Politics,Uncategorized — admin @ 1:47 pm

During Trump’s 4 years in the White House he continually attacked members of NATO claiming they weren’t paying their dues. There are no dues for NATO members. It is not a country club. However, there is a requirement that each member assigns at least 2% of its national budget to defense. Most countries have met this requirement. He tried to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act, even though there never was a replacement. He failed! Every other week was infrastructure week. It never happened. He wanted to build a wall on the southern border which Mexico was supposed to pay for. Although he did build about 50 miles of fencing along a 2,000 mile border, Mexico never paid for it. The idea is asinine as most illegals simply wade across the Rio Grande. He did manage to sign a huge tax cut for the wealthy into law which contributed to a huge increase in the national debt of $7.8 trillion during his 4 years in office. He also managed to discreetly raise taxes on everyone by instituting tariffs on all imported goods. He agreed to an illogical pull out of U. S. troops from Afghanistan, and left President Biden with a huge problem. He pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal which further radicalized the Iranian government. He pulled out of the Paris climate accord. He watched helplessly as a pandemic killed millions of Americans only suggesting that they drink bleach as a remedy. Members of his medical advisory board cringed at the suggestion. People were disgusted to find that Trump was having children even babies separated from their mothers at the border many of whom have never been reunited.

On the other hand, in his first 3 years in office, President Joe Biden:

  1. Ordered an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Signed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan $1,400 per person checks.
  2. Increases to the Child Tax Credit, Earned-Income Tax Credit $300 extended unemployment insurance.
  3. Lower health insurance premiums for lower- and middle-income families enrolled in health insurance marketplaces Canceled $1.5 billion in student debt
  4. Ended the War in Afghanistan
  5. Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
  6. U.S. gross domestic product grew at 5.7 percent for the year
  7. Signed the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  8. Led a massive international response to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
  9. Signed the first major gun safety legislation
  10. Unemployment falls to 3.4 percent
  11. Signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law
  12. Signed ratification documents approving NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, strengthening the NATO alliance
  13. Signed PACT Act strengthening health care and benefits for America’s veterans and their survivors.
  14. Signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law.
  15. Under Biden’s executive order, hearing aids became available over the counter
  16. Signed legislation to avoid a potentially catastrophic rail strike
  17. Approved a deal to bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home
  18. Signed the Respect for Marriage Act
  19. Ended the pandemic
  20. Marched on the picket lines with striking auto workers
  21. Help end the auto workers strike
  22. Reduced pandemic cause supply chain inflation without causing a recession.
  23. Strengthened NATO and prosecuted a war against Russian aggression in Ukraine without putting American troops in harms way.
  24. Supported Israel after Hamas’ Palestinian invasion of Israel while trying to reign in Netanyahu.

Under the Liberal Democratic order of the past 90 years America has become the shining beacon of hope for most people and countries in this world trying to escape political oppression by right wing dictators. America has boasted the best economy and by far the strongest military in the world, but now, led by the Nazi Donald Trump, many Republicans are trying to destroy American Democracy and make Donald Trump their new dictator. We must never allow this to happen.

February 5, 2024

Donald Trump’s Great Economy

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 2:53 pm

Everyone knows that Donald Trump had a great economy. How do we know that? Because he told us that on Twitter, and later on Truth Social. One recent survey found that voters prefer Trump over Biden on the economy by 59 percent to 37 percent. Unfortunately, the Trump economy was far from great. Here is a list of GDP growth over the past half century:

Jimmy Carter 3.25%
Ronald Reagan 3.48%
George H. W. Bush 2.25%
Bill Clinton 3.88%
George W. Bush 2.2%
Barack Obama 1.62%
Donald Trump 0.95%

As you can clearly see Donald Trump only finishes in a meager 7th place well behind even President Jimmy Carter. This was even before Covid. Even if we give Trump a mulligan for Covid we still find that the economy under Trump grew at a meager 2.8% a rate still 18% slower than under President Biden.

Another measure of economic growth is private sector business investment. Since January 2021 the rate of investment has increased by 5.4% or twice the rate of Trump’s business investment of 2.7%. Even before Covid Biden’s numbers out perform Trump’s numbers. Apparently the very same consumers who give Trump a large lead in consumer sentiment polls have found the Biden economy more to their liking out spending Trump by 4.5% to 2%.

When it comes to job creation, President Biden has created over 14.3 million jobs over 3 years while Trump’s economy lost 2.7 million jobs. The worst record since Herbert Hoover. Under Biden Black unemployment is at its lowest point since 1970. “Under Biden, the monthly jobless rate in 2022 and 2023 averaged 3.6 percent versus nearly 4.0 percent under Trump from January 2017 to February 2020. Trump boasts about low Black unemployment, and Biden beats him here, too: Under Trump from January 2017 to February 2020, Black unemployment averaged 6.5 percent compared to 5.8 percent under Biden from January 2022 to December 2023. Ditto for Hispanics: Their unemployment rate averaged 4.3 percent in 2022 and 2023 versus 4.5 percent from January 2017 to February 2020.”–Washington Monthly.

New business creation under President Biden has outpaced Trump’s numbers 444,000 per month as opposed to 365,000 per month for Trump. In this case the pandemic actually helped inflate the numbers for Trump.

While it seems that most people have given Trump a mulligan for Covid, they hold Biden responsible for high inflation mostly caused by supply chain interruptions caused by the pandemic. As a result Trump comes in with an inflation rate of 2.1% as opposed to Biden’s 5.4% even though inflation has dropped to 2.1% in 2023. Republicans like to blame Biden’s $750 billion Covid aid package as the main cause of inflation, while overlooking Trump’s $2 trillion aid package as for some reason not being inflationary. Of course they always ignore the most inflationary agent of all that being Trump’s tariffs.

Another inflationary driving force was the cost of a barrel of oil, and over this the president has little control. Due to economic losses the Saudi government decided to restrict the production of oil which contributed to an increase in the price of oil from a low of $38.22 per barrel in 2020 to $59.78 in the first half of 2021, $70.95 in the second half of the year, and finally to $98.75 in early 2022. Nothing is more inflationary than the price of oil since almost everyone drives, and they are made aware of inflation every time they pass a gas station. Finally in 2023 the price of oil dropped to $70.36 per barrel.

I am quite sure you will hear the chant drill baby drill by the do nothing Republicans during the 2024 campaign, but it most be noted, shhh, that under President Biden America has become the number 1 oil producer in the world. Never before has oil production been as high as it has been under President Joe Biden.

Under President Joe Biden the national debt has grown by $1.84 trillion during his first 2 years in office. Under Donald Trump the national debt grew a whopping $8.2 trillion in 4 years. Democrats usually pay for their spending while Republicans add their expenditures to our credit card. Then when a Democrat gets into office all they do is whine about the national debt, and how it is strangling our economy as if it is the fault of the Democrats.

While influenced by right wing media the public likes to blame Biden for inflation, the fact is that he tamed inflation by gradually raising interest rates to slow economic investment. The plan has worked like a charm, and inflation is now down under 3%, and going down. Even Lawrence Kudlow, and Steve Forbes, hardly progressives, have given Biden high marks for his economy. “President Biden’s record not only eclipses Donald Trump’s, but when policy made a difference—on growth, employment, investment, and inflation—Biden stepped up and improved our economic conditions. Those are the facts.”–Washington Monthly.

January 31, 2024

The Presidency is All About Judgment

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — admin @ 7:48 pm

When you vote for president you are deciding whether or not you trust that person’s judgment. Yet, there exists a whole block of voters in America who are willing to accept the judgment of an adjudicated rapist over that of a proven statesman. “On June 21, 2019, E. Jean Carroll published an article in New York magazine which stated that Donald Trump had sexually assaulted her in late 1995 or early 1996 in the Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York City. . . .“Carroll said that on her way out of the store she ran into Trump and he asked for help buying a gift for a woman. After she suggested a handbag or a hat, the two reputedly moved on to the lingerie section and joked about the other trying some on. Carroll said they ended up in a dressing room together, the door of which was shut, and Trump forcefully kissed her, pulled down her tights and raped her before she was able to escape. She stated that the alleged incident lasted less than three minutes, during which time there was no sales attendant present in the department.”—Wikipedia. While president Trump tried to have his case defended by the DOJ instead of a private law firm. The request was denied.

“On April 21, 2023, the Second Circuit Appeals Court said it should not be responsible for deciding the question of whether Trump had acted within the scope of his role as president when he made public comments about Carroll, and it remanded the issue to the U.S. District Court for Judge Kaplan to decide. In July, the DOJ recanted its position that Trump was acting in his official capacity.“–Wikipedia. In October of 12022 Trump posted on his social media site Truth Social claiming that Ms. Carroll’s claims were a complete con job, and that he didn’t even know who that woman was. Ms. Carroll then sued for defamation, and was awarded $5.5 million by a jury of his and her peers. But, Trump could not let it go. Instead he authored a barrage of tweets on his Truth Social website claiming that Ms. Carroll was a fraud, and a liar. She sued again, and in January of 2024 a jury of his and her peers awarded Ms. Carroll $83.3 million in compensatory damages.

During the trial Trump tweeted a total of 42 times defaming her again, and again, then near the end of the trial he stormed out of the courtroom. This obviously influenced the jurors who would be deciding the amount of the damages to be paid to Ms. Carroll. This is the man that Republicans want back in the White House. A man who only thinks of himself, and allows his penis to think for him. He has also been alleged to have raped at least 2 other women. This is a narcissistic sociopath who was more concerned with his economy during the pandemic than he was with the health and well being of the American people. This is a man too vain to wear a mask, or to suggest that people get vaccinated. This is a man who suggested that people drink bleach as a remedy for Covid. This is a man who stole confidential nuclear documents, and would not return them when asked. This is a man who was rooting for the Stock Market to crash in order to help him get reelected. This is a man who was running on border security, yet when the Senate got bipartisan support for a bill that many GOP senators considered the toughest border bill they could imagine told House Speaker Mike Johnson not to even bring it to the floor for a vote since he didn’t want to give President Biden yet another victory.

This bill was being fashioned by the senate with the cooperation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, while in the do nothing Republican controlled House Mayorkas was being impeached for failing to comply with House subpoenas by a bunch of subpoena dodging Republicans like Jim Jordan, and Scott Perry. Oh, the hypocrisy! Is this the man, who most Republicans still support, the person we want back in the White House making decisions that would effect the security, and financial well being of the nation?

January 23, 2024

Border Security

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 2:42 am

Recently the Senate has passed bipartisan legislation which deals with the border, a bill touted as the best possible solution by many Republicans, yet House Speaker Mike Johnson does not even want to let it come to the floor since his lord and master Donald J. Trump does not want Pres. Joe Biden to have yet another legislative victory before the 2024 presidential election.

On Monday, Jan. 21, the Supreme Court upheld the right of the Federal Government to dismantle a razor wire barrier in the middle of the Rio Grande river constructed under the order of Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott Texas. The vote was 5-4 with Amy Coney Barrett and Chief Justice John Roberts joining the Liberal minority. “The Supreme Court’s temporary order allows Biden to continue his illegal effort to aid the foreign invasion of America,” Paxton said in a statement. Andrew Mahaleris, a spokesperson for Abbott, said in a statement. “This case is ongoing, and Governor Abbott will continue fighting to defend Texas’ property and its constitutional authority to secure the border.” Although it is unclear as to what is meant by ongoing since the Supreme court has final say.

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